Celebrating nerd culture, Elder housing

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Male and female fans dressed as superheroes and comic book characters at Comic Con
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The fandoms around comics, games, and movies are bigger than ever. We talk with an author about her love of nerd culture and the ways its helped her find new connections. We also look at the rise of “granny pods” and other innovative housing ideas for elderly people.

Featured in this Show

  • A New York Times critic shares her love of nerd culture

    We talk to The New York Times’ critic at large about her love of all things nerd culture, and why she thinks nerdom deserves cultural analysis like theater and pieces of art.

  • The rise of 'granny pods' and other ways to house elderly family members

    We learn more about the challenges families face housing their elderly family members, including a rising trend in new “granny pod” homes on single-family properties.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Maya Phillips Guest
  • Carrie Molke Guest

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